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Bon Appétit employee speaks out, respectfully

Rabia Abdul, a cashier and baker at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons, is one of the most involved workers in the Justice on the Menu campaign demanding better wages and working conditions for Bon Appétit employees at Penn.

Non-union dining hall workers to vote on unionization

After three weeks of public campaigning, the workers behind the Justice on the Menu campaign are making a decisive push towards unionizing. Today the Teamsters Union announced that 15 full-time employees at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons will be voting on possible representation.

Non-union dining hall workers ask for job stability

The effort to push for better wages and benefits for non-unionized dining hall workers at Penn became public Monday morning. But those who help prepare students’ food were already complaining discreetly about inequities in their working conditions.

Dining hall workers push for better benefits

On Monday morning, dining hall workers and Student Labor Action Project members delivered a concerted activity letter to the Penn Business Services office to notify Penn of the employees’ organizing efforts.

Penn Law grad to run for Pa. governor in 2014

Democrat John Hanger officially entered the 2014 gubernatorial race on Wednesday. Hanger served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2008 to 2011 under former governor and 1965 College graduate Ed Rendell.

Alum leaves mark on Treasury, Department of State

Though Schmerin worked in at least five different government positions since he graduated, his interests have remained the same as they were at Penn, where he received the Norman D. Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations. He currently works at Fairholme Capital Management, where he conducts investment research.

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    Eyes on Texas

    The Texas women blazed to the college 4x100-meter relay title in 43 seconds flat, the third fastest time ever run at the Penn Relays.

    No guts or just silent?

    Penn was not the only college sports program with a coaching search this year.

    When Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute hockey coach Dan Fridgen resigned, the middle-of-the-road Division I program was forced to begin a search.

    But there were some challenges.

    Orleans on the baseball schedule

    I got an email Tuesday night from Jeff Orleans, executive director of the Ivy League, wanting to talk about my column from Tuesday about the Ivy League baseball schedule.

    At first I thought that I was getting called into the proverbial principal's office to hear a lecture about Ivy League rules, the principles of education and why the Ancient Eight is not a big-time athletic conference.

    DP does Dallas (Day 5)

    DALLAS -- Wow. It's our last full day in Dallas and we couldn't leave without having a little bit of an adventure.

    If you've been following along with us this weekend, you know that it's been raining the last couple of days.

    Who to root for (Day 8)

    I hate to say it, but I think Penn has fallen to a 15 seed. They are only ahead eight other conference leaders/winners in the RPI.

    Penn-Yale Live Updates

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- There are cathedrals of basketball, such as the Palestra, and then there are cathedrals where basketball is played, such as Yale's John J.

    Can I get a forward?

    Jay Wright of Villanova gets most of the credit nationally for playing a four-guard offense. After this weekend, it would appear as though Fran Dunphy wanted to show everyone 'Nova is not the only team in the city that can make do with just one big man.

    But Wright doesn't play four guards willingly, and neither did Dunphy.

    Not much to say

    Tonight at the Palestra was fairly uneventful -- I guess that's a good thing.

    Penn did what it had to do, which was come out and play adequate ball.

    Paper Tigers

    I might be the only one left out there, but I'm still not sold on Princeton. Sure they're in second place in the league after pummeling Brown and Yale over the weekend, but Joe Scott's Tigers still have not proved they can win a tough game.

    Happy birthday to you

    Last night, Penn fans serenaded Ibrahim Jaaber on his 22nd birthday, and his teammates rewarded him with a win.

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